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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Address: 5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone Number: 573-449-7402
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors...
Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world.
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A good place for exercise between trips to Sub Shops in Columbia, and you can avoid large groups on the trails.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Eagan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A good place for exercise between trips to Sub Shops in Columbia, and you can avoid large groups on the trails.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love the trails and creeks through here. I brink my dog frequently for walks and on really hot Missouri days the shaded trails stay fairly cool.

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Columbia, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place for family gatherings, wedding receptions, all outdoors activities. Scouts have used it in the past for many events. Well kept beautiful area, highly recommend it.

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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have lived in Columbia, MO my whole life and Rock Bridge State Park is one of my favorite places to visit. There is so much to explore you can spend days walking the many trails (I even got lost once on a trail having fun turning at different forks-no worries I found my way out!), exploring Devil's Icebox cave,... More 

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Fulton, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

First, this attraction is not accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility devices as there are lots of stairs and uneven terrain. This is an absolutely lovely way to enjoy the natural beauty of the state. There is a wooden trail with railings to the cave the park is named for, and once you go down into the cave,... More 

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Columbia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My kids and I always enjoy visiting the park and hiking the trails and cooling off in the cold water that flows out of the cave. Always a good time.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

we visited this park and hiked the trail. Beautiful scenery and the trail was adequate for hiking. There is a cave, but at the time we visited, it was closed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

cool place to chill with friends and family, also has a cave, but don't go after evening, you can also bike there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Took my girlfriend here on our first date in 2001 and 15 years later, returned with her as my wife and with our 3 kids. Our kids didn't care much for the story of first date, but they did love running around the trails and exploring nature. We didn't get to experience "Devil's Ice Box" due to the hibernating bats,... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We took a 2.5 mile loop which was questionably marked, but had a great time navigating/creating our own trails. Be sure to read signs about terrain, as we didn't realize there would be creek crossings with no bridges (but still came out smiling!)

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